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From Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Queen’s former bodyguards set up private security firm

From Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Queen’s former bodyguards set up private security firm AN ELITE team of the Queen’s former bodyguards has formed a private company providing the “royal standard in security” to the super rich. By Camilla Tominey PUBLISHED: … Continue reading

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Hidden propaganda and British Muslims

Hidden propaganda and British Muslims Isis fighters pictured aboard a tank in Syria in 2014. Reader Sharhabeel Lone says it’s time the British government trusted UK Muslims rather than waging a secret propaganda campaign against radicalisation. Photograph: AP Letters Thursday … Continue reading

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Justice ministry to take over Medway child jail from G4S

Justice ministry to take over Medway child jail from G4S Medway secure training centre has been at centre of allegations of abuse and use of excessive force by staff Medway secure training centre in Rochester, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Alan … Continue reading

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant The Mughal emperor Shah Alam … Continue reading

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Companies of Past and Present: Lessons from the East Indian Company on the Use and Regulation of Private Forces Today

Companies of Past and Present: Lessons from the East Indian Company on the Use and Regulation of Private Forces Today

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How Britain funds the ‘propaganda war’ against Isis in Syria

How Britain funds the ‘propaganda war’ against Isis in Syria Government contractors effectively run a press office for opposition fighters but communications conceal UK’s role A Free Syrian army fighter fires an anti-tank missile in Syria. Photograph: Reuters Ian Cobain, … Continue reading

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Flagship London private prison struggles to recruit staff

April 25, 2016 7:35 pm Flagship London private prison struggles to recruit staff Gill Plimmer   ©Getty Serco lost the contract to run Mt Eden Prison in New Zealand One of London’s flagship private prisons, HMP Thameside, is struggling to … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is Profiting from the Aid Budget

The Privatisation of UK aid: How Adam Smith International is Profiting from the Aid Budget

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The Privatization of UK aid

The Privatization of UK aid By Aisha Dodwell It’s never been a better time to be an aid-funded business. Alongside the UK’s now legally enshrined commitment to spend 0.7% of its national income on aid, a growing trend has emerged where … Continue reading

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Securing the Olympics at what price

Securing the Olympics at what price

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